US Rubber

US Rubber Company was founded in 1892 and produced sneakers for up to 30 different brands up until 1917. US Rubber were able to acquire some of the biggest rubber manufacturing factories around the world such as Good year tyres which allowed the chain to monopolise the rubber industry. This put the company in position to produce some of the highest quality sneakers of it’s time and paved the way for some of the biggest sneaker brands in the world to this date. U.S. Rubber manufactured Keds in their factory and alumni of the U.S. Rubber factory workers includes Marquis Converse.